Disc brakes get green light
BIKES with disc brakes can be used at cycling road races across Australia.
Cycling Australia has given the green light to the new brakes, which have rapidly become commonplace on the latest road bikes.
Racing events include club, state and non-UCI national championship level road races.
The new stance is hoped to encourage and allow more people to get involved in racing, particularly at the local club level.
“With the continued uptake of road bikes with disc brakes by our members, it’s important that Cycling Australia keeps up with industry’s progress and support those at the grassroots,” said technical commission chairman Peter Tomlinson.